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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:St Andrews Stadium
  • Attendance:20,214
  • Murphy (80)
  • Cole (3)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Chris Burke takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

92mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joey O'Brien. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

89mins

Nathan Redmond concedes a free kick for a foul on Papa Bouba Diop. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

89mins

Centre by Daniel Potts, save by Boaz Myhill.

87mins

Daniel Potts sends in a cross.

87mins

Marlon King sends in a cross, save by Robert Green.

85mins

Effort on goal by Papa Bouba Diop from long range goes over the bar.

84mins

Freddie Sears replaces Julien Faubert.

83mins

Foul by Guirane N'Daw on Robert Green, free kick awarded. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

83mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke, save by Robert Green.

82mins

Chris Burke crosses the ball, Marlon King takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

81mins

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Burke from the right by-line, David Murphy finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Birmingham 1-1 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Steven Caldwell.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Nikola Zigic, Julien Faubert manages to make a clearance.

80mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Burke.

80mins

John Carew takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

78mins

Booking for George McCartney. Mark Noble goes into the referee's book.

78mins

Foul by Keith Fahey on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. George McCartney takes the free kick.

76mins

The official flags John Carew offside. Steven Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.

74mins

Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. David Murphy delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

74mins

(West Ham) makes a substitution, with John Carew coming on for Carlton Cole.

73mins

Shot from 25 yards by Guirane N'Daw. Save by Robert Green.

71mins

Foul by Nathan Redmond on Julien Faubert, free kick awarded. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

70mins

David Murphy fouled by Julien Faubert, the ref awards a free kick. Julien Faubert booked. Jean Beausejour goes off and Nathan Redmond comes on. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

68mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Spector on Henri Lansbury. Mark Noble crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

68mins

Jean Beausejour concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey O'Brien. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

67mins

David Murphy crosses the ball, Nikola Zigic has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

64mins

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, Carlton Cole has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

64mins

Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.

62mins

Nikola Zigic concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Green. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

62mins

Chris Burke takes the outswinging corner, Steven Caldwell takes a shot. Clearance by Carlton Cole.

61mins

Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Zigic. The referee books Kevin Nolan for unsporting behaviour. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

60mins

Nikola Zigic challenges Papa Bouba Diop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.

58mins

Henri Lansbury joins the action as a substitute, replacing Frederic Piquionne.

57mins

Corner taken by Chris Burke from the right by-line, Pablo Ibanez has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

57mins

Corner taken by Chris Burke from the left by-line, Marlon King takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.

56mins

Daniel Potts delivers the ball.

56mins

(Birmingham) makes a substitution, with Nikola Zigic coming on for Chris Wood.

55mins

Long range effort on goal by Keith Fahey goes wide left of the target.

55mins

Keith Fahey produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Papa Bouba Diop.

54mins

Carlton Cole fouled by Steven Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Carlton Cole takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Effort from outside the box by Chris Burke goes wide right of the target.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Daniel Potts, save made by Boaz Myhill.

46mins

Mark Noble takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Guirane N'Daw. Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Header from close range by James Tomkins clears the bar.

46mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a fantastic save.

45mins

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Burke from the left by-line, save made by Robert Green.

44mins

Julien Faubert challenges David Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

42mins

Julien Faubert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Ibanez. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Ibanez.

41mins

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Burke, clearance by Papa Bouba Diop.

40mins

Chris Burke decides to take the corner short.

40mins

Centre by Chris Burke, Robert Green makes a save.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Daniel Potts.

37mins

Marlon King is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, clearance made by James Tomkins.

34mins

Foul by Carlton Cole on Steven Caldwell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

32mins

Keith Fahey has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Robert Green makes a save.

31mins

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Murphy. Chris Burke crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Kevin Nolan.

29mins

Jean Beausejour has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

29mins

Chris Burke takes a outswinging corner to the near post, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

28mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tomkins on Jean Beausejour. David Murphy produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Robert Green.

27mins

Jonathan Spector fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

26mins

A cross is delivered by Frederic Piquionne, Julien Faubert takes a shot. Blocked by David Murphy. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

25mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, Boaz Myhill makes a save.

23mins

Papa Bouba Diop fouled by Chris Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green takes the free kick.

23mins

Frederic Piquionne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Ibanez. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

22mins

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Spector, save by Robert Green.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Daniel Potts.

17mins

Jean Beausejour gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

16mins

The ball is crossed by Daniel Potts.

15mins

Chris Burke takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by James Tomkins.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Julien Faubert, Pablo Ibanez gets a block in.

14mins

The referee blows for offside against Carlton Cole. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

12mins

Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Guirane N'Daw takes the free kick.

11mins

Frederic Piquionne challenges Jonathan Spector unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Keith Fahey.

6mins

Kevin Nolan challenges Jonathan Spector unfairly and gives away a free kick. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

The ball is sent over by Mark Noble, clearance by Pablo Ibanez.

4mins

Carlton Cole fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Birmingham 0-1 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Frederic Piquionne.

3mins

Centre by Julien Faubert.

2mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Burke misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

Duo suffer Blues Birmingham will be without Curtis Davies and Jean Beausejour for the Boxing Day visit of West Ham. Centre-back Davies was shown his fifth yellow card of the campaign in Monday's 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace and now serves an automatic one-match suspension, with Pablo Ibanez likely to step in. Liam Ridgewell (thigh) could come back into the mix as he looks to make his comeback, although the defender is unlikely to be thrown straight back into Chris Hughton's starting XI after seven weeks on the sidelines. Winger Beausejour, meanwhile, continues to struggle with a calf problem and will play no part against the Hammers, kick-off 5.30pm. Hughton is likely to bring fresh faces into his line-up following the defeat at Selhurst Park, with the likes of Chris Wood, Wade Elliott, Nikola Zigic and Morgaro Gomis all competing, while the Blues boss will also consider reverting back to a 4-4-2 formation after switching to 4-5-1 against the Eagles. Blues welcome Sam Allardyce's second-placed side to St Andrew's having yet to taste defeat on home soil this season while only conceding four times in nine games. Sam Allardyce's injury-hit West Ham squad could be boosted with Julian Faubert and Abdoulaye Faye set to be involved. Defender Faye suffered a thigh injury in the warm-up before last weekend's win over Barnsley while winger Faubert came off with a hamstring problem but both should recover in time. The news will be welcomed by Allardyce who has a doubt over striker John Carew after he was also forced off against Barnsley with a back spasm. The Hammers are also without defender Winston Reid (shoulder), wideman David Bentley (knee) and striker Sam Baldock (hamstring). Jack Collison serves the second-match of his three-match ban for his sending off against Reading, while Guy Demel is likely to be sidelined after being stretchered off with a thigh injury in that game. However, Henri Lansbury is fit after a knee injury, Joey O'Brien is back after his one-match ban and Gary O'Neil stepped up his recovery from an ankle injury by playing 80 minutes for the reserves.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

Formation: 433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Steven Caldwell
  • Pablo Ibanez
  • David Murphy
  • Chris Burke
  • Guirane N'Daw
  • Keith Fahey
  • Jean Beausejour
  • Marlon King
  • Chris Wood
  • SUBS
  • Colin Doyle
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Nikola Zigic
  • Nathan Redmond

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Match Report

Blues hit back to hold Hammers West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold were denied the perfect post-Christmas present on their return to former club Birmingham. The Hammers joint-chairmen were back at St Andrew's together for the first time since selling to Carson Yeung in November 2009 and subsequently taking charge at Upton Park the following January. And they were celebrating after just four minutes as Carlton Cole capitalised on hesitancy from Pablo Ibanez to put the Hammers ahead, just as he had done in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg between the two sides at the start of 2011. Birmingham launched a remarkable fightback to turn that tie around and, after an impressive albeit not quite repeat comeback, defender David Murphy headed home an 81st-minute leveller to grab a deserved 1-1 draw from what was a thoroughly entertaining npower Championship encounter. Victory could easily have gone to either side but a point apiece was a fair reflection and extended City's unbeaten run on home soil while West Ham, boasting the best away record in the second tier, moved back into second place behind leaders Southampton. Amid a blistering start to proceedings, both teams created early openings as Chris Burke sent a header off target before Hammers skipper Kevin Nolan narrowly failed to connect with Julien Faubert's low, teasing cross. And the deadlock was soon broken out of nowhere as Cole nicked the ball of a hesitant Ibanez before racing clear and dispatching the perfect finish past Boaz Myhill. It was proving to be a free-flowing, open encounter in front of the 20,214 present, both defences snuffing out half-chances at either end, although West Ham were enjoying the better of proceedings with Cole causing City all sorts of problems. Faubert somehow missed a great headed chance to put the visitors 2-0 ahead midway through the half before Ibanez cleared Frederic Piquionne's nodded effort off the line from the resulting corner. Murphy's goalbound free-kick forced Robert Green into action for the first time before Keith Fahey's volley tested the Hammers stopper during a sustained spell of pressure from the home side. The visitors had gone quiet over the second quarter but Myhill was called into a great stop in first-half injury time to deny Cole's quickfire effort. The second half started in the same fashion as the first as Burke curled an effort inches wide before Steven Caldwell and Joey O'Brien made last-ditch tackles at either end. Blues boss Chris Hughton turned to Nikola Zigic in an attempt to change things around. Caldwell saw a header cleared to safety from Burke's corner before Myhill was again called upon to to parry substitute Henri Lansbury's strike to safety. Zigic looped a header on to the roof of the net from Murphy's cross and, after Fahey tested Green, the Serbian somehow missed a gilt-edged chance from close range after James Tomkins' sliced clearance. But a leveller finally arrived nine minutes from time as Murphy converted Burke's corner to send the home crowd into raptures, with Marlon King missing a late chance to snatch all three points. end

Form Guide

    WDLLWL
  • Birmingham
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • WWWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 03/04/1993
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 28/11/1992
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 22/04/1980
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 07/04/1980
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 26/03/1955
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 06/11/1954

Top Scorers

Birmingham

  • C Wood 9
  • C Burke 5
  • M King 4
  • N Zigic 2
  • K Fahey 1
  • C Davies 1
  • JA Beausejour 1
  • A Rooney 1

West Ham

  • C Cole 7
  • K Nolan 6
  • S Baldock 5
  • JA Carew 2
  • F Piquionne 2
  • J Collison 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • P Diop 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • W Reid 1
  • H Lansbury 1

Goals

Birmingham

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 26
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 37
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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